Books: Brother, Sisters

PATTERN FOR GENIUS—Edith Ellsworth Kinsley—Dutton ($3.50).

Three sisters in 1846 wrote three romantic novels. One of them was of such vitality that nearly a century later it is making money for Samuel Goldwyn. Of the seven novels the Brontë sisters produced, Emily's Withering Heights has been hung up to dry as a movie, and Charlotte's Jane Eyre is a pickled classic. The darkling moodiness of these books reflects the Brontes' unnatural seclusion in an English village parsonage, where genius was forced like strawberries in a hothouse. The three girls, who were intended to be housewives, reached fame; their only brother, Patrick Branwell...

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